Appointment of Christian DPO creates tension in Kaduna

Tension is reported to be brewing in Kaduna State as some Muslim youths protest the deployment of Mr. Olufemi Adenaike, a Christian, as State Police Commissioner.

They accuse the State Governor, Mr. Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) as conspiring against Muslims in view of the tense security situation of Kaduna State.

A senior security officer told SaharaReporters that the youths, who coined for themselves the name of ‘Youth Wing’ of Jama’atu Nasril Islam, wrote a letter to the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, alleging that all key security personnel in the state are Christians and that it is a grand design to cage Muslims in the state.

The source noted however, that apart from boldly using the JNI name in the complaint, the letter did not have the JNI symbol or its Arabic inscriptions.

The letter to the Sultan, which is dated 23rd August 2012, was signed by the duo of Uztaz Suleiman Abubakar and Mohammed Sani Zaria, as president and secretary.

A copy of the letter is also said to have been sent to the Supreme Council for Sharia, but the Sultanate is disclaiming having ever heard of any Youth Wing of the JNI.

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